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Welcome

Welcome to Valley Community Baptist Church. We are one church in multiple locations with campuses in Avon and Bristol, CT. Our mission is to honor God and grow in Christ by worshipping God, equipping believers, bringing people to Christ and serving our neighbors. We would be honored to have you join us

Worship Service Times & Styles

Each weekend, there are six worship services in two locations: Sundays at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School in Bristol. Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m in the Sanctuary in Avon. There's also a service at 11:15 a.m. at the Avon Campus in The Venue. There are communal dinners on most Saturday and Tuesday evenings at the Avon Campus. We also meet as small groups and classes throughout the week.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

Locations

Avon: 590 West Avon Road, Avon, Connecticut. Get directions and contact information.

Bristol: 718 Pine Street, Bristol Connecticut. We meet at Greene-Hills School in Bristol.

Children & Students

We encourage families to worship together on the weekend, and then choose children's programs and communities for middle school and high school students. During the week, we offer age-specific clubs and gatherings for children, middle school and high school students

There are also special events like summer camps, student retreats and the family summit that will help children and parents grow in their relationships with each other and God.

Sermons

At Valley Community Baptist Church, we value knowing the truth of God and obeying His Word. Senior Pastor Jay Abramson is the lead teaching pastor. We invite you to listen to the latest sermon series.

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Summer Trips

Each summer, many of our Middle School and High School Students take part in trips that play a significant role in their spiritual growth and in the growth of those we minister to. We'll be taking summer trips this year that vary in their focus, intensity level, and age range. Please read through the descriptions and find the trip that is best suited for you or your student.

Middle School 

H.E.A.T. Week

Farmington Valley, CT

 August 5-9

Cost: $200

Open to current 6th and 7th grade students

Helping. Encouraging. Accomplishing. Together.

We will be training students in servant leadership, evangelism, and discipleship through real life situations that include service projects, ministry to the elderly and poor, and helping to organize and plant food for those in need.

Come join us as we serve the least of these in our own community here in the Farmington Valley.

Spots available: 24.  Click here to register.

 

  

Impact Week

Sutton, West Virginia

July 13-21

Cost: $750

($250 family payment and $500 to be raised in support or paid in full by family.)

Open to current 8th graders

Support our team! To make a donation, click here

Impact Week is designed to broaden our 8th-grade students' worldview, engage them in service opportunities, and equip them to share God’s truth with unbelievers. It is designed for students who are serious in their relationship with Jesus Christ and want to serve others and share God’s love with people. Students will serve at work projects in the morning and participate in local outreach programs in the afternoon. Work projects may include deck construction, digging trenches, plumbing, and painting. Afternoon outreach happens at the town pool, where our team facilitates competitions, dramas, crafts, personal testimonies, and a live concert. All of these activities are designed to guide people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

All students will go through an application process to ensure suitability for the trip. Students must be committed to the team for the entire duration of the trip.

Spots available: 26. Click here to register.

Access the Impact Week Recommendation Form

 

 

 

 

 

High School

Hartford City Mission

Hartford, CT

July 6-10

Cost: $250

Who is eligible?

Mature students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, who aren't afraid of hard work and want to know what Hartford is really like. Students who have participated in this trip before are not eligible.

What is this trip about?

This trip gives students a cross-cultural experience that is only 20 minutes away. Life in the urban environment of Hartford is very different than what most of the students from the Farmington Valley are used to. Students will broaden their worldview as they learn about city life and engage with those who live in poverty. Much of this life-changing trip is devoted to serving as we come alongside North End ministries like Hartford City Mission and the Keney Park Sustainability Project.

Where do we stay?

Trip leaders Rebecca Wilhite and Mary Swank open their homes for this trip each year. The Swank home serves as home base for meals and team activities, and is where the girls will sleep. The guys sleep at the Wilhite home.

I want to go; what do I do?

Apply for the trip here. Please note that the trip is limited to 18 students. Students must be committed to the team for the duration of the trip.

 

Impact Track

Sutton, West Virginia

July 11-19

Cost: $300

Who is eligible?

Current sophomores and juniors who want to make an impact! This means learning to lead, and returning home with an excitement and passion to make a difference in and through the Valley High School Ministry.

What is this trip about?

Impact Track is all about servant leadership! We select, equip, and release a team of upperclassmen to make a difference in the high school ministry, starting with a trip to Sutton, West Virginia. Jesus set the example that those who want to be first must be last, and to be on track and make a lasting impact for God's Kingdom, we must serve. Students will learn about how to cultivate their own personal intimacy with God, and how to lead others toward that same end. Remember, your life is not about you but something so much more! Impact Track will give you that vision and release you on that track!

How do we accomplish Impact Track?

Impact Track is separated into two parts. The first part of the trip is about equipping and training. We bring the students to environments with lots of people where they can learn how to be bold in their interactions and take practical steps to apply what they have been taught. This might include praying for someone they just met, or asking questions that are focused around spiritual truths. During this time, we also train the students to study the Bible and lead their peers in how to study it as well. The second part of the trip is about leading. Students will join the Impact Week students, who are incoming freshmen, and put what they have learned into action. They will lead on service projects, evangelistic environments, Bible studies, prayer times, and training opportunities. Each day, we will debrief, talking about where we have seen God work and how to continually stay on track with Jesus.

I want to go; what do I do?

Apply for the trip here. Once you complete your application, you'll be scheduled for an interview with a trip leader. After the interview is complete, students will be notified if they have been accepted into the Impact Track team. If accepted, you'll pay the deposit. The remaining cost will be due June 9.

Note: On the application, take note of the required trip training. You are expected to be at each training session, so put them on your schedule NOW and please prioritize them. These meeting help us assess the strengths of the students, gain an understanding of how the team works together, and isolate weak points to strengthen so that we are ready for the trip.

Access the Impact Track Recommendation Form

 

Haiti

July 13-20

Open to current Juniors and Seniors
 
Students who have completed their Junior or Senior year of high school are invited to serve on Valley's short-term mission trip to Kids Alive International in Haiti. Jeff and Mary Swank will be leading this trip.
Click here for trip details.